Hello. It’s me.

So I’ve held out writing this post for as long as possible, but I think it’s finally time we get informally introduced (Until hopefully our paths cross in person).  I know 29 AND 11 has an 'About Me' page, but I figured since I’m putting it all out there, I might as roll in the deep (Adele fangirl here obviously).  My name is Haley and I’m a 47 year old mom of three with a healthy dose of anxiety and imposter syndrome, a gut feeling that I’m supposed to be doing this for the rest of my life, and a crazy strong desire to help you (And myself along the way) nurture and grow your relationship with God (Inside and out).

So, let’s dissect all those fun (And not so heavy) issues in a light and not heavy way ;).  I’m 47 years old at the moment, have been in therapy a large majority of my life, talk out loud a lot to God when people aren't around, and some of my family members should be the basis of a crazy Netflix show.  LOL and WHEW!!!  Just saying that out loud elicited the want for a dose of xanax.  Kidding not kidding.  But for real - life is hard as hell.  And I’ve realized in the last few years that my life is not going to stop getting less crazy, and the more I try to keep everything on cruise control the more things inherently move in the opposite direction.  And to be honest, it took me a LONG time to accept that I can’t control the world.  Now, to give it up to God everyday is something that I’m constantly working on.  But I’m a firm believer that I can’t do it alone and depending on other people (professionals) and trusting that Gods got a plan is the only way for me to get through this thing called life.

I’ve worked in two industries over the course of my professional career - Institutional Trading and the Federal Government.  Both of them have served me well so far on the business side of things.  The majority of my career has been working for the Government, and the last 19 years there has fostered my false belief that I can control things.  I’ve had job security for so long that I can’t remember what it would feel like to have the looming fear of unemployment hanging over me.  It’s made me feel safe when the world was crazy (Covid) and it’s given me a tremendous amount of freedom to be present in my kids' lives.   To be honest, it's been everything I’ve needed exactly when I needed it.  And to be 10-ish years out from an eligible retirement before my youngest even goes to college feels crazy.  And maybe like something I shouldn’t quit on.   I think for now, thats still TBD…

And maybe most importantly to know about me, is that I am so ready to help people share their relationship with God (In the only way I feel comfortable doing it of course).  I’ll never preach to you because 1) I did not go to seminary school and have no right or authority to tell you how you should think and 2) It’s just not my M.O.  In a perfect world, I’ll get to spend all day listening to other people do the talking.  I’ll get to hear what’s hard for them and where their struggles are.  And maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to show them how wearing my spiritual journey has helped me not only internally but externally.  I’ll be able to show them how I’ve incorporated my spiritual journey into my style and how proud I am when people ask me what ‘that necklace’ stands for.  That’s what I’m here for - the ‘What’s that?’ conversations.

And so here’s my disclaimer:  There is a solid chance I’ll say something makes me want to bite my tongue or cringe after I walk away from our conversation.  I also think my voice is shrill and to me it sounds like nails on a chalkboard - I hate hearing myself talk.  But I’ll never give you an answer I don’t know the question to.  I’ll give you a hug if you ask for one.  I’ll let you pray for me and I’ll say a prayer for you when my head hits the pillow at night.  I’ll talk to you about God if you want (In layman's terms only) and my feelings about faith and getting it right (And wrong).  I’ll answer your emails and I’ll do my best for you.  And everyday as long as I’m able to, I’ll  wake up and do it again for you and Him.

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